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Art happens here 365 days a year

by Avenue for the Arts (AvenuefortheArts)

Submitted 10-03-2017 under NONPROFITS

This time of year in Grand Rapids, it’s pretty much impossible to walk three feet without coming face to face with some kind of art. What many people who flock to this city this time of year for ArtPrize may not realize is that art lives and...

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Summer celebration along Downtown's South Division Avenue

by Avenue for the Arts (AvenuefortheArts)

Submitted 08-01-2017 under NONPROFITS

Another sunny August in Grand Rapids marks the most exciting First Fridays event of the season: the 14th annual artist’s market, hosted by the Avenue for the Arts. First Fridays is a monthly event held in the business corridor along South...

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Stay motivated to create this summer with Workshop Wednesdays

by Avenue for the Arts (AvenuefortheArts)

Submitted 07-18-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

If you are an artist or a writer, you’ve probably heard this one piece of advice from a mentor at some point in your life: find a community. What people don’t always tell you is how to find that community. It can be a daunting process to...

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Grand Rapids Symphony sees spectacular audience growth from new Symphony Scorecard program

by Grand Rapids Symphony (GRSymphony)

Submitted 05-10-2017 under NONPROFITS

When members of U.S. Military are deployed far from home, family and friends are concerned for their safety. The men and women in uniform, however, are just as concerned with the well-being of those left behind, and experiencing live music,...

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Celebrate 50th anniversary of The Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper's' album with Grand Rapids Pops' live performance

by Grand Rapids Symphony (GRSymphony)

Submitted 04-25-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band changed the course of rock music. Released on June 1, 1967, Sgt. Pepper spent 15 weeks at No. 1 on the U.S. charts, making it the soundtrack for the “Summer of Love.” The...

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JoAnn Falletta, trailblazing female conductor, joins Grand Rapids Symphony for concerts in DeVos Hall

by Grand Rapids Symphony (GRSymphony)

Submitted 03-21-2017 under NONPROFITS

JoAnn Falletta, as a child, dreamed of growing up and becoming an orchestra conductor when girls weren’t supposed to think such thoughts. After all, there were none when the New York City native enrolled in Mannes School of Music in the early...

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Marcelo Lehninger's 2017-18 season with Grand Rapids Symphony includes tour to New York City's Carnegie Hall with pianist Nelson Freire

by Grand Rapids Symphony (GRSymphony)

Submitted 02-15-2017 under NONPROFITS

When Marcelo Lehninger was appointed Music Director of the Grand Rapids Symphony, he made clear his intentions for the next five years. Grand Rapids Symphony would become an orchestra that not only plays great music for its audiences, it also would...

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The Rapidian hosts Intro to Community Journalism workshop at the Grand Rapids Public Library

by Brittany Devon (brittany.devon)

Submitted 02-09-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

The Rapidian's Intro to Community Journalism Workshop began Tuesday with a presentation by Mariah Cowsert, Community Outreach Coordinator at The Rapidian. She explained how The Rapidian fits into Grand Rapids Community Media Center. Mariah...

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Ride The Rapid to ice skate, shop and visit trade shows in February

by The Rapid (TheRapid)

Submitted 01-30-2017 under NONPROFITS

Don't let the chilly weather keep you inside this month. Let The Rapid be your warm, cozy ride to fun for every budget throughout Grand Rapids.  Whether you love cars and boats or just want to get out and do some shopping this month,...

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Fifth annual Lake Effect Fringe Festival kicks off at Dog Story Theater February 1

by Brittany Devon (brittany.devon)

Submitted 01-30-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Lake Effect Fringe Festival stands by its motto, “Changing the forecast for live local theatre,” as many local West Michigan talent pull together to provide a wide variety of events that span over a month, from February 1 until...

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